Amazon Agrees to Pay $11 Million to Settle Security Line Class Action

Plaintiff Khadijah Robertson, on behalf of a class of 200,000 similarly situated warehouse employees in California, reached a settlement agreement with Amazon to resolve claims that the fulfillment center employees were not paid for time spent completing security screenings before and after their shifts.  Amazon agreed to pay $11 million to resolve the California class’ […]

Class Action Filed Against Big Geyser For Misleading Seltzer Labeling

On April 26, 2020, Plaintiffs Nicholas Mangone and Jodi Spear (“Plaintiffs”) filed a purported class action against Big Geyser, Inc. (“Defendant”), makers of Hal’s New York Seltzer Water for misleading and deceptive labeling of their seltzer products.  Plaintiffs allege that the labels on the seltzer, which bear the phrase “Naturally Refreshing” and depict pictures of […]

Preliminary Approval Granted in TCPA Class Action Against Aaron’s Inc.

On May 1, 2020, Judge J.P. Boulee of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia issued an order granting preliminary approval of this class action settlement. This case was originally filed on June 8, 2018 by Plaintiff Matthew Grogan (“Grogan”) against Aaron’s Inc. (“Aaron’s”) for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection […]

SFMS Attends 18th Annual Impact Fund Conference

Authors: John Roberts (jroberts@sfmslaw.com) or Alec Berin (aberin@sfmslaw.com) Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (“SFMS”) is a proud patron of the Impact Fund, which is a San Francisco-based organization that provides strategic leadership and support for litigation to achieve economic and social justice.  Among other things, the Impact Fund offers innovative technical support, training, and […]

California Consumer Privacy Act

Blog Post Authors: John Roberts (jroberts@sfmslaw.com); Alec Berin (aberin@sfmslaw.com) As discussed in a prior entry, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) was set to go into effect beginning January 1, 2020 (https://www.sfmslaw.com/2019/11/19/ca-bill-protecting-consumers/).  California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, recently issued an advisory for California consumers highlighting their new rights.  The new advisory specifically identifies the following rights: Right […]

Class Certification Motion Filed in Rawlings Baseball Bats Class Action Lawsuit

Blog Post Authors: Jaclyn Reinhart (jreinhart@sfmslaw.com); Nicolas A. Lussier (nlussier@sfmslaw.com) On October 25, 2018, Plaintiff, Richard Sotelo (“Plaintiff”), filed a proposed class action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District Court of California against Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. (“Rawlings”), suing for violations of the California Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”), California False Advertising Law […]

Nissan CVT Settlement

If you purchased or leased a 2013-2017 Nissan Sentra, 2014-2017 Nissan Versa Note, or 2012-2017 Nissan Versa equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (“CVT”) (collectively, “Class Vehicle(s)”), a proposed class action settlement in Patricia Weckwerth, et al. v. Nissan North America, Inc., Case No. 3:18-cv-00588, may affect your rights. Detailed information about the proposed settlement […]

Kellogg Deceptive Advertising Case Settles

On October 21, 2019, the representative for a class of California consumers filed a motion for preliminary approval of a nationwide class action settlement against Kellogg Sales Company (“Kellogg”) for Kellogg’s alleged violations of California’s False Advertising Law, Consumers Legal Remedies Act, and Unfair Competition Law. This case commenced on August 29, 2016, when Plaintiff, […]

Shareholder Suit Filed Against Overstock.com Inc.

Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (“SFMS”) announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the District of Utah (Civil Action No. 19-00709) against Overstock.com Inc. (“Overstock” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: OSTK) and certain of its officers and directors. The case seeks remedies under the Securities Exchange […]

Ninth Circuit Finds McDonald’s is Not a Joint Employer

On October 1, 2019, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the ruling of the district court and held that McDonald’s is not a joint employer of one of its franchisee’s workers. McDonald’s U.S.A. LLC is a franchisor, that contracts with franchisees, such as the Haynes Family Limited Partnership (“Haynes”). Approximately 1,400 employees […]

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